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Professor Sanjeev Kulkarni’s portrait unveiled at the Graduate School
Aug. 26, 2022

ORFE Professor Kulkarni, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering was honored this summer when his portrait was unveiled at Procter Hall in recognition of his tenure as the Dean of the Graduate School from 2014 - 2017. 

During his term in the Graduate School, Prof. Kulkarni instituted many new…

ORFE Hosts CAARMS 2022 at Princeton University
July 15, 2022

The Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS), which rotates between universities and research institutions across the country, was held last June 30th and July 1st at Princeton University. Over the past 20 years, the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) Department has hosted CAARMS 7…

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi gives plenary talk
July 14, 2022

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi gave a plenary talk at the Colombian Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics in Medellin. This event is held every two years and focuses on applications of mathematics to other areas of science and to engineering problems in the public and private sectors. Professor Ahmadi's talk, titled "Learning Dynamical…

Congratulations Graduates
July 13, 2022

This year ORFE celebrates twelve graduate students who successfully defended their Ph.D's.  Details on their impressive first job placements, advisors and thesis titles can be found on the ORFE Graduate page.
From left to right.  Yaqi Duan, Laura Leal, Zhuoran Yang…

Princeton Machine Learning Summer School 2022
June 16, 2022

ORFE Professor Boris Hanin organized the first in-person Princeton Machine Learning Summer School, which was held from June 13th through June 17th.  The school, supported by an NSF CAREER grant and funding from ORFE, CSML, PACM and SEAS, hosted approximately 60 student participants for an…

Princeton-FRB Research & Lifelong Learning Initiative Launches with Inaugural Workshop
June 15, 2022

The inaugural workshop of the Princeton-First Republic Bank Research & Lifelong Learning Initiative was held June 6-10 on the Princeton campus. This was part of a $7.5m grant over 5 years which funds 3 research projects, postdocs and graduate students each year, as well as 3 workshops at Princeton. It is spearheaded by ORFE Professors…

ORFE Prize Winners
June 3, 2022

On Monday, May 23rd The Great ORFE Class of 2022 celebrated Class Day.  Twelve students were awarded prizes from eight prize categories.  A list of winners and their thesis titles, along with video of select thesis presentations, can be found on the Undergraduate Awards page

The GREAT ORFE Class of 2022
May 20, 2022

Congratulations to the Great ORFE Class of 2022! Seen here: their celebratory jump in the fountain after senior thesis turn-in day alongside their formal Sherrerd Hall photo taken during senior thesis presentations.

ORFE graduate student Rajiv Sambharya honored for excellence in teaching
May 18, 2022

Rajiv Sambharya (pictured here with Acting Dean of the Graduate School, Cole Crittenden) was honored by the Graduate School for excellence in teaching as an Assistant-in-Instruction (AI) for Optimization: Decision-Making in the Age of…

Professor Hanin receives Alfred Rheinstein Faculty Award
May 3, 2022

ORFE Professor Boris Hanin has received the Alfred Rheinstein Faculty Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) for his significant research advances in deep learning, his commitment to teaching and mentoring students and his dedicated service to SEAS.

Professor Vanderbei's photos highlighted in new book
April 22, 2022

ORFE Professor Bob Vanderbei's celestial photos take center stage in the new book "Welcome to the Universe in 3D" .  This book, co-authored with Princeton University Professors  J. Richard Gott and Michael A. Strauss along with Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse Tyson offers…

Professor Cattaneo elected Fellow of IMS
April 14, 2022

ORFE Professor Matias Cattaneo has been elected as a 2022 Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for ``seminal contributions to nonparametric, semiparametric and high-dimensional estimation and inference theory and methods, with notable applications to causal inference and program evaluation; for statistical software…

ORFE graduate student Yuling Yan awarded Procter Fellowship
April 8, 2022

Yuling Yan has received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship from the Princeton University Graduate School for the 2022-23 academic year. This honorific fellowship which recognizes outstanding performance and professional promise, was established in 1912 in memory of Charlotte Elizabeth Procter.

Yuling, advised by ORFE Professor…

SEAS 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award
March 22, 2022

Former ORFE graduate student Zachary Hervieux-Moore *21 received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his work last Spring in ORFE 401, Electronic Commerce.  Zachary, who was advised by Professor Alain Kornhauser, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Modern Reinforcement…

Two ORFE Professors Receive Great Teaching Awards
Feb. 24, 2022

ORFE Associate Professor Ramon van Handel and Assistant Professor Boris Hanin received Great Teaching Awards for their Fall 2021 classes.

Professor van Handel received his award for ORFE 550, Topics in Probability: Probability in High Dimension. Professor Hanin received his award for ORFE 543, Deep Learning Theory.

Professor Tangpi Receives MSEC Early Career Fellowship
Feb. 18, 2022

Professor Ludovic Tangpi is a recipient of the inaugural MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship (MSEC).  This fellowship is a joint commitment of the Mathematically Gifted & Black (MGB), a site which highlights the contributions and lives of Black mathematicians, and the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  This…

Professor Kornhauser's Smart Driving Cars Summit MOVES Trenton
Feb. 18, 2022

The annual Princeton Smart Driving Car Summit organized by ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser and held at Princeton University was the catalyst for the City of Trenton's new project Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicle Equity System (MOVES) whose goal is to “deploy 100 autonomous vehicles throughout the city to provide low cost,…

Professor Stellato wins two awards from the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Feb. 11, 2022

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has won two awards from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The first award funded by the James Mi *91 Fund in Data Science is the SEAS Innovation Award. This award is received for his proposal entitled “Learning Task-specific Optimizers for Real-time Autonomous Systems.” The proposal will focus on data…

Professor Emma Hubert awarded the Paul Caseau Prize
Jan. 14, 2022

ORFE Professor Emma Hubert received the 2022 Paul Caseau prize for her Ph.D. thesis titled “Interactions and incitatives: between contract theory and mean-field games.” This award from the French Academy of Technology and EDF (Electricite de France) is “awarded annually to young…

Professors Hanin and Tangpi Receive NSF CAREER Award
Dec. 14, 2021

ORFE Professors Boris Hanin and Ludovic Tangpi have each received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant which is the “most prestigious award from the NSF in support of early-career faculty who have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization”…